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Pensions Act 2011

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Lord Freud
Department for Work and Pensions
Mr Iain Duncan Smith
Department for Work and Pensions

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Pensions Act 2011 c.19 14.11.2011

Latest news on the Pensions Act 2011

Outstanding issues on the Bill were resolved on 31 October. 

Royal Assent took place on 3 November. This is the final stage of the Bill’s passage through Parliament when the Bill becomes an Act (law).

Summary of the Pensions Act 2011

The four parts of the Bill include a range of measures related to pension provision.

Key areas

  • Accelerates the existing timetable for increasing the State Pension age to 66
  • Amends the legislative framework requiring employers to automatically enrol employees into a qualifying pension system and to make contributions to that scheme
  • Amends legislation providing for the indexation and revaluation of occupational pensions and payments from the Pension Protection Fund
  • Allows contributions to be taken towards the cost of providing personal pension benefits to members of Judicial Pension Schemes.

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